Histocidaris elegans ( A. Agassiz, 1879 ), A. Agassiz, 1879

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles, 2017, Illustrated guide to the echinoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) fauna of South Africa, Zootaxa 4296 (1), pp. 1-72: 11-12

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Histocidaris elegans ( A. Agassiz, 1879 )
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Histocidaris elegans ( A. Agassiz, 1879)  

Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 A –B.

Porocidaris elegans: A. Agassiz, 1881: 40   . Pl. III, Pl. XXXVIII, Figs 12–16 View FIGURE 12 View FIGURE 13 View FIGURE 14 View FIGURE 15 View FIGURE 16 , Pl. XLIV, Figs 6–14 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 View FIGURE 9 View FIGURE 10 View FIGURE 11 View FIGURE 12 View FIGURE 13 View FIGURE 14 .

Histocidaris elegans: Döderlein, 1906: 117   –120. Pl. XIII, Figs 1–3 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 , Pl. XL, Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 ; H.L. Clark, 1925a: 37 –38; Mortensen, 1928: 72–77. Pls. I, Figs 1–5 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 View FIGURE 4 View FIGURE 5 , Pl. II, Figs 1–3 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 , Pl. LXVIII, Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 , Pl. LXXV, Fig. 16 View FIGURE 16 , Pl. LXXVI, Figs 9–13 View FIGURE 9 View FIGURE 10 View FIGURE 11 View FIGURE 12 View FIGURE 13 ; Clark & Courtman- Stock, 1976: 215–216; Schultz, 2010: 29, Fig. 49 View FIGURE 49 .

Material examined. None, entry based on literature (A22212).

Identification. Test with stout, rigid and round outline with smaller peristome found at the opposite pole of the periproct. Large sparsely-tuberculated apical disc, with ocular plates being exsert. Primary spines long, thin, serrated orally, numerous scrobicular spines.

Global maximum size. Maximum test diameter 67 mm.

Global distribution. South Japan to South Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, 200–2000 m depth ( Schultz 2010).

Remark. Represented by one sample ( SAMC-A 22212) in the Iziko collection, but this specimen lacks any associated data. It thus seems likely that that specimen is the same one reported on, without locality data, by Mortensen (1932). This species thus remains a dubious record for South Africa and more samples are needed to document its true distribution in South African waters.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Echinodermata

Class

Echinoidea

Order

Cidaroida

Family

Histocidaridae

Genus

Histocidaris

Loc

Histocidaris elegans ( A. Agassiz, 1879 )

Filander, Zoleka & Griffiths, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Histocidaris elegans: Döderlein, 1906 : 117

Schultz 2010: 29
Clark 1925: 37
Doderlein 1906: 117
1906
Loc

Porocidaris elegans:

Agassiz 1881: 40
1881